UN-BEER SONATA

LIVE AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE, 2004

HUNGER FOLLIES

CHICKEN PIECE

This unpretentious video performance-documentation was conceived as an attempt to investigate the cultural perception about sensuality in the USA. The ironic and decaying aesthetic choice of having my body wrapped in unglamorous stretch film plastic contradicts the serious and intimate approach to the spectators. It creates an awkward situation in order for the viewers to discourse on his/her point of view concerning the question: “How do you feel about sensuality in America?”.

 

The bar atmosphere creates a specific pattern of answers to the subject addressed. The documental aspect of the performance subverts the safety of the initial voyeuristic role of the spectators.

CREDITS

Concept and Performance by Cristiane Bouger

Skirt Concept by Marcos Vini

Camera by Roger Regner

Video Editing by Bia Dantas

Photography Documentation by Marcelo Ávila

 

Special thanks to Wendy Tremayne, Marina Potok, Dawn Ladd/Vomitorium 2004 (Make Room for More!), and Ken Scallon.

PERFORMANCES

NEW YORK CITY, USA

CB’s Gallery Lounge, New York. August, 17, 2004.